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2001 Colgin - Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 97 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 82448-2001-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($175) Deep ruby. Aromas of black raspberry and bitter chocolate. Sweet, lush and dense, with powerful flavors of raspberry, blueberry, licorice and dark chocolate. Quite broad but uncompromisingly dry, like a Medoc wine. Finishes with substantial firm tannins. Comes across as distinctly less sweet than the Tychson Hill bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Although the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard is the most developed, it remains a youthful adolescent with exceptional intensity. Notes of tapenade, bay leaf, creme de cassis, charcoal and hints of truffles as well as new saddle leather emerge from this opaque purple-hued 2001. The gorgeous perfume is followed by rich, concentrated, full-bodied flavors, sweet tannin and beautiful intensity, purity and balance. It can be drunk now (although 4-5 more years of cellaring will prove beneficial) and over the next 25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Beautifully defined ripe currant and black cherry fruit glides smoothly across the palate on a seamless, elegant, polished texture. Finishes with a burst of ripe fruit that stays in the forefront despite some pretty mocha-vanilla bean toasted oak. Fine-grained tannins preserve the ripe fruit flavors while giving it structure. Best from 2005 through 2012. 360 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Just a beautiful wine at a peak it should retain for a few years. Tannins absorbed, great depth and finish. California Cab doesn't get much better
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Sweet. Blackberry, boysenberry, sweet green pepper, grilled meat, stupidly smooth. Balance of angels dancing on the head of a pin and totally confident in its pristine balance. Air did nothing to this wine. 2 minute finish.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2022
    Author: JMC22
Ann Colgin, a former fine art dealer, began her label in 1992, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after names in Napa. Winemaking duties were originally handled by Helen Turley, then Mark Aubert in 1999. Production of the Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard is very small, with only about 350 cases produced each vintage. As with most of the world's truly great wines, Colgin's philosophy revolves around low yields and meticulous care of the fruit in the vineyard, winery and transportation between the two.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 709 bottles owned
  • 140 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 140 collectors)